MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Robert A. Beeler
Anant P. Godbole, Teresa W. Haynes, Debra Knisley
In a 2011 paper by Beeler and Hoilman, the game of peg solitaire is generalized to arbitrary boards. These boards are treated as graphs in the combinatorial sense. An open problem from that paper is to determine the minimum number of edges necessary for a graph with a fixed number of vertices to be solvable. This thesis provides new bounds on this number. It also provides necessary and sufficient conditions for two families of graphs to be solvable, along with criticality results, and the maximum number of pegs that can be left in each of the two graph families.
Thesis - Open Access
Gray, Aaron D., "Extremal Results for Peg Solitaire on Graphs" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2274. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2274
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